Murray Woodman

Murray is a co-founder and the Managing Director at Morpht.

Murray brings 25 years of development and consulting experience to Morpht, working in the content management area on a number of systems on a variety of platforms. In that time he has worked in legal publishers, startups, web agencies and in house in a variety of capacities as designer, developer and information architect. Murray's interests include data modelling, the semantic web and performance. Murray is an organiser of the Sydney Drupal Meetup and regularly speaks at camps and conferences. He still gets a buzz out of seeing the final published product at the end of the process.


  • BEc (Soc Sc) Hons
  • LLB
  • Acquia Certified Developer
  • Scrumaster
Managing Director

Published content

Announcing Sajari AI powered search for Drupal

An inroduction to Sajari AI powered search and how it compares to other search solutions in Drupal.

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Analysing government sites in Australia

An analysis of government sites in Australia around the areas of accessibility, SEO, performance, best practices and security.

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Announcing personalisation for Drupal 8 with Recombee

Recombee can augment user experience and engagement by delivering content recommendations to users based on their behaviour and the similarity of content they view.

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Morpht now runs on 100% renewable energy

Morpht is now powered by 100% renewable energy and is part of the GreenPower programme.

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Personalisation with Recombee

Learn about integrating personalisation in Drupal via Recombee. A presentation by Murray Woodman at DrupalSouth 2019.

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See you at DrupalSouth Hobart 2019

Morpht will be presenting at DrupalSouth Hobart 2019 on Personalisation with Recombee and Content migration.


GovCMS8 and the UI-Kit Starter theme

The newly released GovCMS8 distribution ships with a brand-new base theme, designed to deliver a great-looking, functional site - straight out of the box, with no theming or coding required. Suitable for government agencies, platform evaluators as well as site builders and themers.

GovCMS8 UI-Kit Starter Theme screenshot

Editor experience, GovCMS theming and architectural paradigms

DrupalSouth 2018 is being held in Canberra on December 3 - 5. Morpht is proud to be a gold sponsor of the event and to have three of our team presenting.


GovCMS8 UI-Kit Starter Theme released

Earlier in the year Morpht was hard at work on the new GovCMS8 UI-Kit Starter theme. That work has come to fruition and has now been released as open source.

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Bricks, Paragraphs and Modifiers

DrupalCon Nashville is being held from April 9 to April 13 in, you guessed it, Nashville. Morpht will be presenting on a site building recipe which combines the Bricks, Paragraphs and Modifiers modules.

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Morpht presenting at DrupalSouth Auckland

Maedi Prichard and Murray Woodman will be presenting sessions at the upcoming DrupalSouth conference in Auckland.

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govCMS8 Demo at govCMS Camp

The Look and Modifiers modules were demonstrated at GovCMS Camp.

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Morpht is an approved supplier on the Drupal Services Panel

We are proud to announce that Morpht has been selected as a preferred supplier on the Drupal Services Panel.

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Morpht is a finalist in the Acquia Engage Awards

Morpht's work has been recognised by being selected as a finalist in the Pharmaceutical category for the Acquia Engage awards.

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Convivial, a friendly way to build Drupal sites

Convivial is a new way to build Drupal websites. It is based on a solid foundation of component driven development with useful building blocks for quickly implementing functional website.

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Rapid Drupal 8 Development with Components

Morpht will be presenting "Rapid Drupal 8 Development with Components" at the Drupal Expo 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Announcing Entity Reference Display

The Entity Reference Display module allows editors of Drupal sites to select which view mode they would like to display a list of entities as.

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govCMS and Digital Transformation

The govCMS platform is designed to help government agencies get online and to address the challenges and opportunities posed by Digital Transformation. This article looks at the new requirements of the DTO and how they apply to govCMS.

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DrupalGlamp Sydney 2015 Wrapup

Each year the Sydney Drupal Community puts on a two day "DrupalCamp", generally held over a weekend at a location where attendees can get away from it all and get down to some serious Drupal talk.

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govCMS demo site

Morpht has released a govCMS demo site which demonstrates some techniques which can lead to easier more effective site builds for Government agencies.

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Designing for govCMS

Designers and Information Architects unfamiliar with govCMS can get the most from it by knowing about the patterns of Drupal and govCMS.

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The features and capabilities of govCMS

A high level look at the features and capabilities of the govCMS codebase. Suitable for those considering whether to build a site on the platform.

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Six certified Drupal developers (and counting)

Six Morpht Developers have received Acquia certification.

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Drupal Camp Sydney 2014

It's been a while since the Sydney Drupal community put on a Drupal camp. It's time for that to change.

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User provisioned sites: Introducing Cyclone

Cyclone is a new Drupal module which enables users to deploy sites to a variety of platforms including Pantheon and Aegir.

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One weird old tip to lose node weight

A lightning talk, presented by Murray Woodman, which examines the entity load times for different objects including nodes, users, field collections and users. Comparisons are made between different caching strategies, including entitycache, as well as the weight added by fields and hooks. Just how heavy are nodes anyway?

One weird old tip to lose node weight

Information architecture for site builders

Information architecture for site builders video presentation presented at DrupalCon Sydney 2013. Find out about the horizontal aspects of Drupal, modelling multi typed objects, relationships and tips for building faceted classification.

Information architecture for site builders

Morpht talking at DrupalCon Sydney

We are very happy to announce that one of our presentations got selected for DrupalCon Sydney.

Morpht talking at DrupalCon Sydney

DrupalCon coming to Sydney

Exciting news for Drupal fans. DrupalCon will be landing in Sydney on 6th-9th February 2013.

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Corporate website demo

Morpht has just released a demonstration corporate website tailored to the requirements of the typical corporate website. It has sections for investor relations, careers, team profiles, corporate governance, projects, contact information and maps.

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CDNs for optimal performance

The time it takes for a page to be delivered to a user is very important. The shorter the better. Sites which suffer long download times will typically have higher bounce rates and lower conversions than sites which are faster. Google has recognised the importance of a snappy site by rewarding faster sites with better search results rankings.

CDN delivery